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The Massachusetts attorney general says thousands of students who were promised federal loan forgiveness have yet to have their debt cleared.

Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52, according to his representative.

Cornell, who had been on tour, died Wednesday night in Detroit, Brian Bumbery said in a statement to The Associated Press.

Bumbery called the death "sudden and unexpected" and said his wife and family were shocked by it. The statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy.

A new audit from New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is blasting Gov. Andrew Cuomo's economic development agency for failing to meet more than half of the reporting requirements for its highly touted tax credit and job creation programs.

A key Senate panel is preparing its version of the state budget amid indications that further belt-tightening may be needed.

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Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is revising the state budget proposal he unveiled in February to address a now-larger projected deficit.

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A proposal before state lawmakers would allow Uber and Lyft to start service in upstate New York in time for the Fourth of July holiday.

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Sen. Charles Schumer is criticizing a Trump administration proposal to cut the budget of the Office of National Drug Control policy by 95 percent.

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Massachusetts State Police say six protesters have been arrested for trespassing into restricted areas at a natural gas pipeline project.

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Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo says the Republican health care bill is an "assault on New York." 

A prestigious Connecticut boarding school says two former headmasters have resigned as life trustees after a report that alleged teachers had sexually abused students.

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Popular ride sharing companies Uber and Lyft are opposing a Vermont bill that would require the companies to greatly increase their insurance coverage for personal injuries when drivers are between rides.

House lawmakers on Beacon Hill hold discussions in the coming week on a proposed state budget totaling more than $40 billion.

New York lawmakers are headed back to Albany to wrap up their work for the year.

The Senate and Assembly are scheduled to reconvene Monday to begin the last seven weeks of their annual legislative session. They've been on break for two weeks after blowing a key deadline and passing a $153 billion state budget several days late.

A car filled with college students has crashed into an upstate New York highway median and rolled over, killing one person and injuring five.

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The New York state Assembly Minority says its members will pursue lower taxes, tackle upstate unemployment and demand government oversight for the remainder of the state legislative session.

A couple decided to kill their disabled adoptive son and cover up the crime with a house fire after watching the Oscar-winning movie "Manchester by the Sea," in which a couple's children perish in a house fire that's deemed accidental, according to a prosecutor handling the case.

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Police say a 27-year-old man has been fatally shot inside a car in Albany.

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The speaker of the New York state Assembly says a deal may be close that could resolve the ongoing state budget impasse.

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Amtrak's CEO says that a train derailment in New York that has caused major delays for commuters at the nation's busiest rail hub was caused when a track split after the train went over a weakened wooden railroad tie.

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A former Pittsfield officer has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $200,000 from the police union account he was entrusted to manage.

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Black bears are active again with warmer weather, and New York officials are warning people not to attract them with food left outside.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office has reached a $540,000 settlement with a Virginia-based retailer and financing firm that fraudulently charged hundreds of military members.

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The University of Massachusetts is responding to a lawsuit filed by a woman who alleges she was held against her will by members of the men's basketball staff.

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New York state police say a man is dead after he fled a traffic stop and drove off a boat launch ramp into the Hudson River.

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Winter isn't finished with the Northeast yet. A powerful storm with high winds and up to a foot of snow is expected to hit the region this week.

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The U.S. attorney in Manhattan is not commenting after he was on a list of prosecutors asked to submit resignation letters.

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New York's three state-owned ski resorts are pledging to generate 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources by the year 2030.

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One of the Lake Champlain ferry crossings between Vermont and New York is closed due to high winds.

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A New Jersey judge has turned down an appeal by two former aides to Republican Governor Chris Christie of their convictions in a plot to cause traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge.

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Control of Connecticut's Senate may be at stake in Tuesday's special elections. There's currently an even number of Republicans and Democrats, with two open seats.

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